WEEK 32 REVIEW: Cup semi final joy for St Johns Deaf and Cowley Community

WEEK 32 REVIEW: Cup semi final joy for St Johns Deaf and Cowley Community

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Two more cup finalists were confirmed on a beautiful April afternoon with St John’s Deaf and Cowley Community confirming their places in the finals in a little over 2 weeks time.

In the Division One Cup semi final, St Johns Deaf travelled to face their promotion rivals, Northend, for a place in the final at Dagenham. A brace from Kimarhrie Lee along with James Paull’s strike and an own goal were enough to see St John’s through to the final on Wednesday 6th May where they will now face Vittoriosa Falcons.

The hero in the Division Two Cup semi final was a man with a name that we are all becoming very familiar with this season as Izynna Ogedi-Uzokwe’s hat-trick led his Cowley Community side to a 4-3 win against Dagenham United to book a place in the final. Mark Farinha was also on target for the Cowley boys as they confirm their cup final slot for Friday 8th May at Dagenham & Redbridge FC where Grove United lie in wait for them.

In the Premier Division, a relegation “six-pointer” saw St Francis win 3-0 away at Rainham Working Mens Club, a result which puts them in a strong position to avoid the drop whilst consigning their hosts to second tier football next season. May & Baker EC A’s penultimate game of the season saw them confirm a 3-1 win at home to Cranes United while Chingford Athletic were 2-1 winners away at Jolof Sports Club with Lee Bowers and Michael Mignot netting the all important goals. The title comes down to a decider therefore on 2nd May when May & Baker host Chingford Athletic knowing that a win will be enough to take the title while anything less will mean an anxious wait to see whether Chingford can win their remaining games to sweep the title away. What a fascinatingly poised division!

Blue Marlin rounded off their Division One title winning campaign with a 3-0 win at London Bari Res and the boys from Barkingside can now look forward to being part of the Premier Division next season. Glendale goals from John Taylor and Michael Penman were not quite enough as Chingford Town Res edged them out of the match, winning 3-2.

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